Profiting from Conflict Palm Oil while those on the frontlines and the planet pay the bill is simply unacceptable. That’s why I attended the Pepsico annual shareholder meeting in North Carolina to demand change from PepsiCo’s management and shareholders.
Last week we released a report documenting PepsiCo’s real business agenda to strengthen its profit margins above all else. PepsiCo is earning billions turning Conflict Palm Oil—a cheap and controversial ingredient—into snacks sold across the globe, while those on the frontlines of its rapid expansion pay the price.
Over the past month, activists have gone head to head with senior executives at high profile events to hold them accountable for PepsiCo’s flawed business model. Last week at the Beverage Forum in Chicago, when CEO Indra Nooyi took the stage, activists deployed banners showing images of child workers on Pepsi’s partner’s plantations and declaring “Indra, No Child Labor for Pepsi Profit.”
Your voice matters. Pepsi needs to know that activists and potential customers around the globe expect better from the company. Take a stand for workers and rainforests – demand an end to this shameful profiteering now.
Forest Program Director